In this manual, one of the music industry's most prolific and successful lyricists reveals her methods for crafting memorable, recordable and marketable lyrics. Written in a conversational style, the volume goes beyond the obvious song formulas and rhyme patterns to present the dozens of conscious and unconscious processes the author uses to write lyrics, in step-by-step form. There are hints, tips and inside information. Chapters cover how to work; how to communicate through song; understanding the craft of song-writing; defining styles; studying the market and the competition; the art of successful collaboration; rewriting and fine-tuning the song; how to make a great demo; and how to start a career. There are creative exercises and an A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs.
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(230mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
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Author Biography - Pamela Phillips Oland
Pamela Phillips Oland is one of the most prolific contemporary songwriters in America. Her songs have been recorded well over 300 times by a breathtaking range of artists from Whitney Houston to Anne Murray, the Jacksons to Aretha Franklin, Selena to Sinatra, and in both television and feature films, from Xena: Warrior Princess to The Sopranos to Coming to America. A successful, full-time lyricist for more than 20 years, she is the lyricist of the Country Music Award-winning